Georgian PM, president saddened by death of Data Vanishvili

Back in 2013 Geprgiabn citizen Data Vanishvili woke up to find that a barbed wire fence installed by Russian border guards had cut his house off from the rest of Georgia. Photo: Government of Georgia press office., 19 Mar 2021 - 23:08, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili and President Salome Zurabishvili have stated that they are ‘deeply saddened’ by the death of Data Vanishvili, a man who has refused to leave his house in the village of Khurvaleti despite the fact the part of the house and his agricultural lands were occupied by Russians.

Vanishvili was the man who refused to leave his house and lived in unbearable conditions, behind barbed-wire-fences. For years he has been guarding his land and never tolerated occupation,” Garibashvili. 

Zurabishvili stated that Vanishvili, who died aged 90 earlier today, was the example of strength and braveness. 


She has also expressed sorrow over the death of nurse Megi Bakradze who died earlier today due to severe allergic reaction caused by the AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine. 

Zurabishvili said that both Vanishvili and Bakradze were role models. 

Such individuals have brought our country to these days. For these people and their deeds we should ensure the political reconciliation and peace in the county,” Zurabishvili said.

Georgian Ambassador to Austria, Georgia's Former State Minister for Reconciliation and Civil Equality Ketevan Tsikhelashvili has tweeted: